Theatre Education Endorsement/Certificate
Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this four-course program gives professional educators the opportunity to advance their theatre skills, knowledge and competencies. Earn either an Endorsement in Theatre from the state of PA or a Certificate from York College, if you are not a PA Licensed Teacher, in this 12-credit stand-alone program.
Our innovative program design allows teachers to enroll in two hybrid courses from their home districts that explore theatre history, culture and analysis, and then attend a required summer residency in which the final 6 credits of coursework will be completed. This approach positions students to apply advanced Theatre concepts in a variety of K-12 school contexts under the supervision of the highly qualified instructors from York College.
The program begins in Fall 2022 with THE506: Theatre History: The Well-Made Play and Beyond and continues in a shortened mini-mester term for THE507: Performance History and Craft. Students will then come to York College’s campus in July 2023 to spend 10 days working with school-aged children in devising and designing work (THE508: Directing Through Play Creation & THE509: Theatre Production and Design) which will then be presented to the community.
This unique program is for anyone who currently teaches theatre to youth whether that be in a school setting or in an after-school or camp setting. The goal is to work through best practices with other professionals that you can personalize for your own students, creating the best program possible for your theatre community.